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ELEKTRA (2005) ** ½

Jennifer Garner reprises her role from Daredevil in this talky, but watchable Marvel Comics movie. Elektra is revived from the dead by her mentor Stick (the always great Terrance Stamp), and makes her “living” as an assassin. When she falls for the guy she’s supposed to kill and refuses to off him, she becomes the target of The Hand, a clan of undead ninjas (including Typhoid Mary, who can kill with a kiss, and you know she’s gotta lock lips with Elektra… oh yeah!). The fight scenes are competent, and the effects, while overdone (yes, I’m talking to you, ninja with the living tattoos that come out of your body!), are enjoyable. Unfortunately, without a strong male lead, (ER’s Goran Visjnic is a total bore), for Garner to play off of, the “love story” aspect just doesn’t work. I wish they woulda done Daredevil 2 instead.
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